Tag Archives: TSA

The TSA is Ten Today

Ten years ago today, President George W. Bush signed the Aviation and Transportation Security Act into law. It the ten intervening years, the TSA has managed an impressive list of accomplishments. Thanks to the TSA, the last ten years have brought travelers long security lines, sexual harassment, public embarrassment, invasion of privacy, increased security fees,… Read More »

Florida Drug Users on Welfare Protected Against Illegal Search and Seizure?

A Federal Judge has temporarily banned drug tests for welfare recipients seeking to “cash in” on the backs of taxpayers in Florida on the basis of Constitutional protections against illegal search and seizure.    Federal Judge Mary Scriven imposed the temporary ban basically because, in her ruling, she said that the court needs time to… Read More »

Tennessee partners with TSA

Drivers and bus riders in the Volunteer state will soon have more to deal with than traffic tie-ups. But don’t worry, citizens, it’s all in the name of safety and security. Tennessee’s Department of Safety and Homeland Security has partnered with the Transportation and Security Administration (TSA), the agency now infamous for excessive body searches… Read More »

TSA fires 28 Honolulu Bag Screeners after "Probe"

Maui-wowie, man! That’s awesome! The Transportation Security Administration just fired twenty-eight bag screeners at Honolulu International Airport after an extensive criminal probe. In fact, this is the first time I’ve ever approved of reading “TSA” and “probe” in the same sentence…oh, wait. It seems they were only screening for cash and jewels. You mean me… Read More »

Restore freedom and reduce deficit: Defund TSA

The story of a 95-year-old woman’s TSA search is just another example of the agency’s abuse of power and continued attack on our fourth amendment right. (For details on the story, check here.) If you’re not familiar with YouCut, it’s a site put up by Majority Leader Eric Cantor. Citizens vote in the poll on… Read More »

Texas Governor Rick Perry Listens

In an article the beginning of this month, Texans vs TSA, I wrote of how Texas Congressmen caved to the bullying of the federal government, and a bill that had more than 90% of all Texas State Representatives’ support, failed to pass. Known as the “TSA Anti-Groping Bill”,  Texas HB 1937 would make TSA pat-downs… Read More »

TX House Bill 1937 – 82nd Legislature Regular Session

82R20649 JRH-F By: Simpson, Rodriguez, Menendez, Kolkhorst, H.B. No. 1937 Chisum, et al. Substitute the following for H.B. No. 1937: By:  Gallego C.S.H.B. No. 1937 A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT relating to prosecution and punishment for the offense of official oppression by the intrusive touching of persons seeking access to public buildings and transportation; providing penalties. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE… Read More »

CDN Panel Discusses America: SNAFU

SNAFU: Situation Normal, All F%@#3D  Up The panel discussed how today we accept things that just 10 years ago we would all have found reprehensible, ponders what we might accept in another decade, and what we can all do to change this de-sensitization. Use the player below to listen the archive of the show. Listen… Read More »

TSA Chief Opens the Door for Unions

      Last November The National Labor Relations Board , lead by Obama appointee Hilda Solis caved in to Union pressure that Transportation Security Officers hold a vote on Unionization for purposes other than collective bargaining. After supposed careful consideration, another Obama appointee , TSA Chief Mr. Pistole recently expanded this to include previously barred collective bargaining for… Read More »